Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A Definition Please

Can someone please tell me what the hell "Sexual Assault" is? Is it one of those words we have developed to  downplay what really happened, a euphemism?

The CBC reported that "Ron Bencze was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday morning in Surrey for sexually assaulting the son of a family friend." This walking piece of garbage did this crime over a period of 7 years, starting when the child was 7. That child had taken from him by force something he will never recover and Ron was charged with sexual assault.

As defined by Merriman-Webster - a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact.

Ron made this "assault" happen again and again and again, by some small miracle this piece of garbage actually got 4 years in jail. Apparently this surprised defence council, they were expecting a conditional sentence of 24 months. Conditional on what? And 24 months for the 7 years of direct hell that was imposed on that child, and this doesn't even go into the rest of that child's life. 

A threat or attempt to inflict, what did he threaten that rated 4 years in jail?

When are we going to start calling it what it is so that those who have it happen to them can get the help they need to deal with it?

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